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Transports of Delight – A practical workshop in human powered processional vehicles and images – Sat April 21st and Sun 22nd April

Postedon 30th March, 2012 in News

Venue: Unit 5a, Crypton Industrial Estate, Bridgwater, TA6 4SY

Over the 2 days of this course we will be building a cycle-powered device that will feature in the South West’s celebrations for the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

The workshop will be led by two experienced makers, Dave Young and Tarn Aitken, They made the beautiful Floating Beacon recently seen in Taunton and Bridgwater Marina and have made devices, giants and machines for leading companies like No Fit State Circus, Walk the Plank, Macnas and Welfare State International

As well as developing your ideas and practical skills, the weekend will look at cycle technology, the history and variety of human powered vehicles through history, in carnival and around the world, and some of the projects using them in 2012, including The Battle for the Winds in Weymouth www.battleforthewinds.com.

To book a place or for more details please contact Tim Hill at timhill@thrivesomerset.org

The workshop will be limited to 10 places and will be free to people living in Somerset (a cost £100 to those living outside the county).

Transports of Delight is part of the Making Your Mark training scheme, helping to develop skills, ideas and partnerships in the outdoor creative industries and arts. It is organised by Tim Hill and the Celebrating Somerset team, based at the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton. Making your Mark is supported by Somerset County Council’s Creative Industries Fund and The Arts Council.